Contemporary approaches to healthy living, with an increasing attentiveness to social determinants of health and the Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being, hold potential — even real promise — to provide us with longer and greater-quality lives, especially through our later years. Focusing and sustaining meaningful action in support of that potential — that promise — requires a broader perspective on healthy aging and an open and inclusive conversation on the subject.
The post describes how Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, a Healthy People 2030 Champion, contributed to progress towardHealthy People 2020 objectives—as well as Healthy People 2030 objectives in the social determinants of health domain Health Care Access and Quality.
New treatments and scientific breakthroughs that lead to cures characterize modern medicine. But as exciting and beneficial as many of these innovations are, none compares to the power of prevention. In addition to getting enough physical activity, ensuring healthy eating, and maintaining mental health, a fourth essential — and often overlooked — element in any comprehensive wellness strategy is keeping up with clinical preventive services.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). With the new school year about to start —and flu season right around the corner —it’s a great time to remind people in your community that getting all recommended vaccines protects against serious illness.